Prime Minister's Directive

Do not leave any stone unturned to vaccinate all citizens against COVID-19

Published On: October 28, 2021 03:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has instructed the authorities concerned to spare no effort in meeting the government's target of providing vaccines against COVID-19 to all citizens.

In a meeting of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Coordination Center held today, Prime Minister Deuba instructed all the agencies concerned to provide free vaccines to all the citizens on time either through donor assistance or by purchasing from vaccine manufacturers.

According to a presentation made by the Ministry of Health and Population at the meeting, 34 percent of the total population has been vaccinated with the first dose and 22 percent with the full dose. The government's first target of vaccinating at least one-third of the population by mid-July has been achieved in the case of the first dose. The government has set a target of vaccinating all citizens by mid-April next year.

After the ordinance issued for the prevention and control of COVID-19 in the past became inactive, the Government of Nepal issued an order in September for its management and transformed the CCMC into a COVID-19 Crisis Management Coordination Center.

During the meeting, the Center’s officials made a presentation on the progress report so far and the current national and international status of the pandemic and vaccination from the Ministry of Health. The meeting also decided to approve the manpower management and organizational structure of the coordination center, according to Secretary to the Prime Minister and Office of the Council of Ministers, Maheshwar Neupane.

The center was set up by the government under the leadership of Lt. Gen. (Retd) Bala Nanda Sharma. The meeting also thanked the Center for the work done so far. 

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